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  • Financial Forum 2008
    Text       Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of the market. Misleading, deceptive misbehaviour and its consequences. Why commodities were best. The speaker’s company’s formula for investing, with some ...
    Text     Donald G.M. Coxe A quote from Leon Trotsky. A century that has begun with a redefinition of the capital markets and is continuing to do so. The disaster area of ...
  • Reflections on Developments in the Canadian Financial System
    Text       The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank of Canada. What the speaker means by “financial system.” Why the Bank of Canada puts such emphasis on financial system issues. A look back over the past seven years – particularly the last seven months. A discussion of ...
    Text     The speaker delivering his final public speech as Governor of the Bank of Canada. What the speaker means by “financial system.” Why the Bank of Canada puts such emphasis on ...
  • Budget 2008
    Text       The presentation of the budget yesterday in Ottawa. Where we are and where we are going. Some reference to members of the audience. The permanent sharing of the federal gas tax. The third budget of this Government of Canada. An economic plan for Canada. Steps taken yesterday as additional ones ...
    Text     The presentation of the budget yesterday in Ottawa. Where we are and where we are going. Some reference to members of the audience. The permanent sharing of the federal gas ...
  • Canada Needs More of the World
    Text  Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92     Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The need to recognize these trends and embrace the opportunity they present. A note of caution and the need to focus. ...
    Text  Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92   Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The ...
  • Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking
    Text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465     Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking industry. The regulatory framework and its effects. A review of the retail banking industry in Canada. Empowered customers embracing change ...
    Text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465   Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking ...
  • Public Policy and the Changing Nature of Canadian Banks
    Text  Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330     An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that characterize the national legislative and regulatory framework. Political dimensions. Public policy objectives that guide elected officials and civil servants when ...
    Text  Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330   An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that ...
  • Annual Financial Forum
    Text  Waldman, Jeffrey; Sterling, William; Joseph, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 11 Jan 2001, 203-218     Jeffrey Waldman: The fixed income market. A recap of some fixed-income highlights from last year. Our current level of interest rates in historical perspective. Two themes that will dominate bond markets over the coming years. An outlook for this year. A potential movie sequel to watch for in the year ...
    Text  Waldman, Jeffrey; Sterling, William; Joseph, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 11 Jan 2001, 203-218   Jeffrey Waldman: The fixed income market. A recap of some fixed-income highlights from last year. Our current level of interest rates in historical perspective. Two themes that will dominate bond ...
  • Financial Sector Regulation: Partnering for Success
    Text  Le Pan, Nicholas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 7 Feb 2002, 360-369     The love-hate relationship between the regulator--OSFI--and the institutions they regulate and supervise. Why that is so. Good regulation as an important contributor to public confidence. What the speaker has been saying since becoming Superintendent and reactions to it. Challenging some of the perceptions out there about Canada, about regulators, and ...
    Text  Le Pan, Nicholas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 7 Feb 2002, 360-369   The love-hate relationship between the regulator--OSFI--and the institutions they regulate and supervise. Why that is so. Good regulation as an important contributor to public confidence. What the speaker has been ...
  • The Power of Innovation: Driving Small Business Growth
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169     How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent health of our financial institutions. The resonse of the BDC. Other influences such as the globalisation of markets and growing ...
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169   How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent ...
  • Why Canadian Bank Mergers Are Not in the National Interest
    Text  Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. Nothing decided. A review of the issues. A description of the relationship between our Canadian banks and the federal government. ...
    Text  Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. ...
  • Financial Services Council of Canada
    Text  Daniels, Mark R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 21 Nov 2002, 159-172     The Financial Services Council of Canada: Its Origins and Mandate. Last decade of extraordinary change in the industry worldwide. Factors that have reshaped the industry. The four principal factors. Results of these forces of change. The formation of the Financial Services Council of Canada to better coordinate efforts on legislative, ...
    Text  Daniels, Mark R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 21 Nov 2002, 159-172   The Financial Services Council of Canada: Its Origins and Mandate. Last decade of extraordinary change in the industry worldwide. Factors that have reshaped the industry. The four principal factors. Results ...
  • A New Mandate for OSFI
    Text  Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63     An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the activities of OSFI. How the OSFI has been fundamentally transformed as a result of that legislation. A new approach to ...
    Text  Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63   An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the ...
  • The Banking Systems of Canada and the United States
    Text  Stewart, D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 14 Dec 1905, 86-96     Some general comments about the banking business. A duty owed to the public to disseminate accurate information regarding this subject, as it is one upon which the commercial, agricultural and industrial prosperity of the Dominion is vitally dependent. The detriment to any country and demoralization to its people if there ...
    Text  Stewart, D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 14 Dec 1905, 86-96   Some general comments about the banking business. A duty owed to the public to disseminate accurate information regarding this subject, as it is one upon which the commercial, agricultural and ...
  • What's Behind the Proposed Bank Mergers?
    Text  Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327     The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities being created. How a company can achieve scale. The record number of takeovers last year. The pursuit of size and ...
    Text  Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327   The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities ...
  • The International Expansion of Banking
    Text  Hanselmann, Guido P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 15 Jan 1976, 204-217     Banking, discussed under the following headings. Buildup of an International Network. Swiss Banks Abroad—Foreign Banks in Switzerland. Reasons for Increased Internationalization. Necessity and Risk. What Does the Future Hold? Canada used as an example under the last heading, particularly with regard to the James Bay and Churchill Falls projects, the ...
    Text  Hanselmann, Guido P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 15 Jan 1976, 204-217   Banking, discussed under the following headings. Buildup of an International Network. Swiss Banks Abroad—Foreign Banks in Switzerland. Reasons for Increased Internationalization. Necessity and Risk. What Does the Future Hold? Canada ...
  • The Business of Bank Mergers: A Sound Strategy for Canada
    Text  Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 20 Nov 1998, 240-252     An illustrative reminder of the very deep roots of opposition to bank mergers. A brief listing of recent mergers. Canada's stable, secure, and successful banking system. Responding to change and to challenge. Calculated risks critical to meeting Canadians' needs today. An attitude towards risk and an aptitude to execute well ...
    Text  Baillie, A. Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 20 Nov 1998, 240-252   An illustrative reminder of the very deep roots of opposition to bank mergers. A brief listing of recent mergers. Canada's stable, secure, and successful banking system. Responding to change and ...
  • The Work of the Central Bank
    Text  Rasminsky, Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Oct 1963, 41-56     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Two recent Annual Reports published by the Bank of Canada to explain what the Bank was doing and why; also press statements on the six occasions that the Bank Rate was changed. The submission to ...
    Text  Rasminsky, Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Oct 1963, 41-56   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Two recent Annual Reports published by the Bank of Canada to explain what the Bank ...
  • Banking in Canada—The Next Ten Years
    Text  Frazee, Rowland C., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 6 Jan 1977, 153-165     The decennial revision of the Bank Act. Some background and history. Some issues that have emerged, and future implications of the revision. Various problems, with a detailed discussion of each: the narrowness of existing banking legislation, the problem of foreign banks operating in Canada, the problem of proposed restrictions on ...
    Text  Frazee, Rowland C., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 6 Jan 1977, 153-165   The decennial revision of the Bank Act. Some background and history. Some issues that have emerged, and future implications of the revision. Various problems, with a detailed discussion of each: ...
  • Building Market Power into Canadians as Canada Grows
    Text  Kelso, Louis O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 21 Feb 1974, 234-249     A wide-ranging discussion or thesis on economic policy in general, and Canadian economic policy specifically. Thoughts about technological change and what it is supposed to do for us. Why Canadian business strategies don't work well. Effects of conventional finance. Models of financing. Techniques of financing: a comparison and models. A ...
    Text  Kelso, Louis O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 21 Feb 1974, 234-249   A wide-ranging discussion or thesis on economic policy in general, and Canadian economic policy specifically. Thoughts about technological change and what it is supposed to do for us. Why Canadian ...
  • Current Questions About Banking
    Text  Bouey, Gerald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 13 Nov 1980, 102-115     Answers to the following questions about banking in Canada. Why are interest rates so high? Why doesn't Canada have a more independent monetary policy so that interest rates here don't have to move so closely in lock-step with those in the United States? Why is the Bank of Canada so ...
    Text  Bouey, Gerald K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1981), 13 Nov 1980, 102-115   Answers to the following questions about banking in Canada. Why are interest rates so high? Why doesn't Canada have a more independent monetary policy so that interest rates here don't ...
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